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Stanley J. Folmsbee Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0075

These materials document Stanley J. Folmsbee's work with the History Department (including teaching schedules, enrollment statistics, and meeting minutes), the College of Liberal Arts, the Graduate Council, and the University Senate.

Dates

  • 1934-1964, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet

Abstract

These materials document Stanley J. Folmsbee's work with the History Department (including teaching schedules, enrollment statistics, and meeting minutes), the College of Liberal Arts, the Graduate Council, and the University Senate.

Biographical/Historical Note

Stanley John Folmsbee was born in South Valley, New York on 29 November 1899. He earned his A.B. from Dickinson College in 1922 and his A.M. (1926) and Ph.D. (1932) from the University of Pennsylvania. He married Ocie L. Buckner and the couple had no children. Folmsbee taught briefly at the University of Pennsylvania before coming to the University of Tennessee as an Instructor of History in September of 1928. He specialized in Tennessee and American history and later developed an interest in the history of the University. Over the course of his career, Folmsbee authored and edited six books and innumerable articles, including the standard history of the University of Tennessee, To Foster Knowledge (with James Montgomery and Lee S. Greene, 1984), and his well-respected A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee (1973). In addition to his work with the University, he was deeply involved with the East Tennessee Historical Society, where he served as President from 1934 to 1935 and as managing editor of Society's Publications from 1937 until his death. He was also active in a number of civic organizations, including the Exchange Club and the Sons of the Revolution. Folmsbee retired from the University on 1 September 1970 and died on 6 September 1974.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480